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All students must have a university entrance qualification, see Massey University undergraduate entry requirements. It is strongly recommended (but not compulsory) that students beginning their study of Biochemistry should have a sound background in chemistry and biology at NCEA Level 3.
If you have some chemistry background, but not to NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent, we recommend that you take 123.103 Introductory Chemistry before beginning your programme. This course will introduce you to basic chemical vocabulary and provides training in the important chemical principles. Similarly, if you have not done NCEA Level 3 Biology you can take 162.103 Introductory Biology. Before enrolling in these courses you will need a university entrance qualification or, if you enrol over the Summer, you must achieve the university entrance requirements before the beginning of Semester One.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
To plan your study and see what courses are necessary to complete your degree please click the 'Regulations' button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.
For each course, check for prerequisites, co-requisites and restrictions that may affect you, by searching the course code in the Course Search.
247.155 Communication in the Sciences
123.101 Chemistry and Living Systems
162.101 Biology of Cells
122.102 Biochemistry of Cells
161.130 Introductory Biostatistics
123.102 Chemistry & the Material World*
In addition to these six courses, choose two elective courses. It is easy to select additional 100-level (first year) courses that will allow you to add another major or minor in your degree or pursue an alternative major in your second year. Check that any additional majors and minors that you would like to add are available at your campus or can be completed with distance study.
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